Teach Us To Pray: Day 17

Pray For Our Young Adults

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Ephesians 4:13-15, Hebrews 5:12-14, 2 Timothy 2:22

Some of life’s most significant decisions happen between the ages of 18 and 25. We pick careers and degree programs. We move away from home, maybe buy a house or meet our spouse.
The journey to maturity isn’t easy, but young adults don’t have to go at it alone. We want to help rally a generation around Jesus and each other.
We want to assist young adults understanding who they are and who God’s calling them to be. As they do, a beautiful shift occurs.
Instead of being influenced by others, they begin “speaking the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church” (Ephesians 4:15).

Praise
  • Who helped, or is helping, you navigate the transition from adolescence to adulthood? What specifically are you thankful to that person for?
  • Maturing doesn’t always feel good, but it produces good things in us. How has God been faithful to you as you’ve matured? What are some good things maturity has brought out in you?
Repentance
  • 2 Timothy 2:22 tells us to flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteous living (NLT). Where do you find yourself drawn to immature thinking or irresponsibility? Where do you find it easy to revert back to who you were before Jesus?
  • Each generation faces its own challenges. How is your attitude toward those older or younger than you? Are you quick to dismiss the Boomers or Gen Zers around you?
Ask
  • What do you want to see more of in young adults at our church? Ask God to fill them with wisdom, compassion, boldness, kindness — any fruits of the Spirit that come to mind. 
  • We all need spiritual mothers and fathers, those who are a life stage ahead and can help us follow Jesus. Ask God to continue to send spiritual mothers and fathers to invest in the young adults coming to Jenks Church. 
Yield
  • What is God saying to you about your role in rallying a generation around Jesus and each other?  
  • If you’re in your 30s or older, allow the Holy Spirit to show you if there’s someone you can invite to follow you as you follow Jesus. If so, who?
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